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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 120

Cook Time : 60

Total Time : 180

Ingredients

Serves 5

  • 500g boneless chicken

  • 4 tbsp yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1 teaspoon chicken masala/ garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1.5 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt or as per taste

  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 3 onions finely chopped

  • 3 tomatoes roughly chopped

  • 2 teaspoon melon seeds

  • 3 tbsp cashews

  • 1 bAy leaf

  • 4 cardamom

  • 3 cloves

  • 1 strand javitri

  • 1 inch cinnamon stick

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1/2 cup cream

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or as per taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1.5 tbsp coriander powder

  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 small capscicum cubed

  • 1 tomato cubed

  • 3 tbsp oil

  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

  • 1 onion cubed

Directions

  • 01

    Marinate chicken with yoghurt, cumin powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, kashmiri chilli powder, pepper and chicken masala for 1-2 hours

  • 02

    Insert chicken into skewers. Grease grill pan and place chicken on it

  • 03

    Alternately this can be grilled in tandoor or oven

  • 04

    Chicken should be well browned on all sides. Keep cooked chicken tikka aside

  • 05

    Grind tomatoes, cashews and melon seeds to smooth puree

  • 06

    Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf and all whole spices. Splutter cumin seeds

  • 07

    Add chopped onions and saute until browned

  • 08

    Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw aroma goes away

  • 09

    Add all spice powders except garam masala and mix well

  • 10

    Add salt and ground puree. Mix well until oil starts leaving sides of the pan

  • 11

    Cut chicken tikka into smaller pieces

  • 12

    Add tikka to pan and mix well

  • 13

    Add 1 cup or more water and bring to boil. Adjust water as consistency required for gravy

  • 14

    Add cubed onions and cook for 3-4 minutes

  • 15

    Add cubed capsicum and tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes

  • 16

    Add coriander leaves,cream, lime juice, garam masala. Mix well for a minute. switch off

  • 17

    Serve hot with kulcha, pulao or roti

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